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What’s Hot in PD? Tips for Patients and Families on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dizziness, Vertigo and Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Though dizziness and vertigo have been commonly reported in the setting of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the diagnosis may be missed and treatment may not be optimal. The terms dizziness and vertigo can be defined in many ways. Most experts agree that the terms refer to a sensation of spinning or whirling and that the sensation has been frequently associated with balance problems.

Parkinson’s Disease and Insulin Resistance

Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Insulin resistance (IR) is a precursor to type-2 diabetes (T2D) – a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. First suggested in the 1960s, a growing number of studies are finding links between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and T2D. And contrary to popular belief, you needn’t be overweight to have IR. In fact, having IR usually has no symptoms – which is why it often goes undetected.

Feel the Rhythm: Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Every year, the top Parkinson’s experts from around the world who treat people with Parkinson’s at a Parkinson’s Foundation-designated Center of Excellence (a department or clinic within a hospital that specializes in PD) convene to discuss the latest Parkinson’s research and treatments. This article summarizes the 2018 Center Leadership Conference presentation on music therapy led by Concetta M.

100 Million Push-Ups for Parkinson’s Awareness, Strength and Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s

What’s Hot in PD? Choosing Between Subcutaneous Apomorphine Infusions, Intestinal Pumps (Duopa) and Deep Brain Stimulation: Implications of the TOLEDO Trial

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Over time, surgical therapies have improved treatment options for a generation of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience worsening motor fluctuations and dyskinesia.

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